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December 17, 2018 | Source: Armed with Science, science.dodlive.mil, Cynthia Greenwood, 13 April 2018
Naval Air Systems Command Unveils a Breakthrough Alternative to Chromate-Based Primers for DoD Aircraft
In 2009, the Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition chief John J. Young, Jr. issued a mandate requiring the military departments to find new ways to reduce their use of...
September 24, 2018 | Source: SERDP/ESTCP, serdp-estcp.org, June 2017, Principal Investigator, Jeremy Angel
Dynamic Multivariate Accelerated Corrosion Test Protocol
The objective of this effort was to develop a comprehensive test protocol to accurately predict all aspects of the performance lifetime of Department of Defense (DoD) coatings and...
April 23, 2018 | Source: Defense Visual Information Distribution Service, dvidshub.net, 20 Mar 2018, Marisa Novobilski
New Corrosion Evaluation System Makes “Sense” for Air Force
As next-generation material development drives advances in Air Force technology, understanding the ability of new materials to perform in the operational environment is paramount...
Grease is the Word: EcoFriendly Sailor-Safe Lubrication for Sea Systems
Figure 1: An Actuated Part Subjected to Extreme Seawater Environments, Requiring High-Performance Lubricants That Are Also Sailor-Safe (Source: © mrivserg-stock.adobe.com)...
November 20, 2017 | Source: U.S. Army, arl.army.mil, 14 Mar 2017
ARL Effort Improves Health, Environment, Bottom Line
A team of researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory recently addressed a need for safer "wash primers" at Army depots, installations and repair facilities. As a result of...
September 11, 2017 | Source: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, nrl.navy.mil, 17 July 2017, Victor Chen
NRL-Developed Topcoat Applied on Entire Freeboard of Navy Ship
Recently, a novel coating developed by researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for the exterior topsides of Navy surface ships went beyond small area testing to...
August 9, 2017 | Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office, 7 March 2017
Two-Component Siloxane-Based Coatings Containing Polymers
The present disclosure is generally related to two-component siloxane-based coatings. Polyurethane topcoats are the current technology used to provide protective camouflage,...
06/06/2017 - 00:00 | Source: Challenge.Gov, Bureau of Reclamation, June 2017
Long-Term Corrosion Protection of Existing Hydraulic Steel Structures – Stage 1
Steel structures corrode, or degrade, without a properly applied corrosion control method. This degradation is typically identified by localized or general thinning of material,...
September 26, 2016 | Source: Holly Jordan, Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorat
AFRL Discovering What’s “Bugging” Military Aircraft
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- As any aircraft maintainer can attest, corrosion is a major factor affecting the overall health of military aircraft. Anything from...
July 9, 2015 | Source: Arizona State University
ASU Research Points Way to Designing Crack-resistant Metals
Sometimes looking at something at the smallest scale can lead to solutions to big problems. A recent study into the interactions of metal alloys at the nanometer and atomic scales...